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Tg green pottery Swadlincote June 2017

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Visited with @GK_WAX another early morning start to the first location that we wanted to do but didn't turn out as planned. Due to security and a rather large German Shepard dog chasing us back over the fence. A close call but we will leave that place for another time. The back to the car and of to TG green pottery.quite a large site in a bit of a mess but still some nice features. There was also a couple of barn owls but didn't manage to get a photo of them so here's a few photos I got and a bit of history..


A proud history

T.G. Green was founded by Thomas Goodwin Green back in 1864. Rumour has it that he bought up an existing pottery factory while he was on his honeymoon with his new wife, Mary Tenniel, the sister of Punch and Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland illustrator Sir John Tenniel.

One of the companies most popular lines has always been Cornishware which was first produced in 1924. It was created using a nifty lathe-turning technique that scraped blue slip away from its beautiful ceramics to reveal white bands of clay beneath. Those stripes reminded an employee of the blue skies and white-crested waves of Cornwall, which is how Cornishware got its name.

Iconic design

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Well unlike the masses I have not been here but I rather like it and your report and now I intend to be here very soon. 

My sort of mooch this 

Many thanks for sharing sir. 

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On 2017-6-16 at 22:53, Tbolt said:

Well unlike the masses I have not been here but I rather like it and your report and now I intend to be here very soon. 

My sort of mooch this 

Many thanks for sharing sir. 

me too!

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Nice one :thumbsup:

This mass hasn't been there either. I have always liked the look of it. I love all the pots piled up. I am sure we tried once, years ago, but didn't like the look of the only access we could find.....or maybe that was somewhere else and my elderly brain is failing me.....anyhoos......I ain't been here and I am sorry I haven't been here as it still looks darned good!

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